The Use Of Platinum For Body Jewlery ?
Q: I've seen different metals used for body jewlery but haven't seen
anything mentioned about platinum. I recently had my nipple pierced and
want to get something a bit more interesting than the standared surgical
steel ring that I have now.
Has anyone used platinum? And if you did do you have a source for
A:-Platinum and metals in the platinum group such as Palladium are completely inert, making them excellent choices for body jewelry. However, platinum is economically impractical for most manufacturers and consumers. Platinum is also very heavy which makes platinum jewelry inappropriate for some piercings.You can find a manufacturer at piercinglinks.com. -Platinum would certainly be a good choice for people who have allergic reactions to the other metals because AFAIK, reactions to platinum are virtually unheard of. However, it has a very similar appearance to stainless steel and costs many times as much. Coupled with the higher density of the metal, which would make an identical gauged ring in platinum also heavier than a steel one, the cost would make it unreasonable for anyone but those who have no other choice. (Platinum's market value is currently above $400 an ounce while gold is somewhere in the $350 to $370 range. These prices dictate how the jewelry is priced by the cost of the raw materials to the jeweler. I'd guess that steel is well below those amounts.) -Platinum is actually considered the most beautiful of all the precious metals because of how white it is -Platinum is heavier than steel. It's heavier than gold too.
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